Marine Environment Protection

The Directorate General of Merchant Marine, as set out in Article 5, paragraph 7 of its Organic Law, includes “the use, protection and preservation of coastal“ as a maritime activity within the scope of their duties. In his capacity as National Maritime Authority, fulfills the responsibility for maintaining marine and coastal ecosystems in the country in terms of quality which allows them to be profitable from socially and economically through fishing, both commercial and artisanal , and tourism; as well as functional from an environmental and ecological perspective, thus preventing episodes of contaminaciónligados to the accumulation of solid waste on beaches, which bring as consequences problems linked to human health and to the scenic and natural depreciation of the Honduran coast.

Parallel to cleanup activities that have taken place since September 2015, an agreement with the Secretary of State in the Office of Education was signed, with the aim of unifying efforts towards awareness of children and young Hondurans coastal communities, so that they are informed about the growing problem of litter on beaches, while involving them to be part of the solution, both preventively and mitigation work.

Similarly, this program integrates Goal 3 of the Country Vision 2010-2038 concerning the search for “a productive Honduras, generating opportunities
and decent employment, which leverages its resources sustainably and reduce environmental vulnerability “as well as the Strategic Guideline 7 of the National Plan 2010- 2022 on Regional Development, Natural Resources and Environment.



RESULTS TO THE LAST DAY


MUNICIPALITY

Amount of waste collected

kilometers

Participants


Omoa

459 m3 (395 ton)

17

925


Puerto Cortés

1035 m3 (892 ton)

18

945


Roatán

20 m3 (17 ton)

2.0

55


Utila

33 m3 (24 ton)

2.4

95


Barra Rio Cuyamel y Barra del Rio Motagua

28 m3 ( 24 ton)

0.15

120


TOTAL

1,575 m3 (1,356 ton)

39.6

2,140


Beach & Coast Clean

2020


Beach & Coast Clean

2019


Beach & Coast Clean

2017


Beach & Coast Clean

2016


Beach & Coast Clean

2015


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